Adebayo Adedeji

Adebayo Adedeji

Adebayo Adedeji is a Nigerian politician. He was Executive Secretary to the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa from 1975 to 1978, and UN Under-Secretary-General from 1978 until 1991. He is the founding Executive Director of the African Centre for Development and Strategic Studies in 1991, a position he holds till date. He graduated from both London and Harvard Universities. At the age of 36 years, he had become a full fledged Professor at the University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University. In 1971, he was drafted into the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of General Yakubu Gowon as the Cabinet Minister responsible for the economic development and reconstructio ... more on Wikipedia

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